Call for Entries

Apply for The Craft Gallery, Scotland's Trade Fair

Craft Scotland

Deadline: 31 May 2017 at 17:00

The Craft Gallery at Scotland Scotland’s Trade Fair is a unique opportunity to present your work to an audience of 4,500 trade buyers from department stores, mail-order retailers, online retailers, tourist attractions and independent retail outlets.

The Craft Gallery is a partnership between Craft Scotland and Springboard Events Ltd. It is designed to showcase the talent and variety of craft makers we have here in Scotland. The Craft Gallery is a separate, identifiable section within Scotland’s Trade Fair. The Craft Gallery acts to create an opportunity in Scotland for makers to promote their work to the retail buyer, emphasising the skill, creativity and talent of Scottish craft makers in one, unique section of this trade event. As an exhibitor, you are responsible for your own personal marketing, sales and making connections with buyers.

Craft Scotland and Springboard Events Ltd are offering 30 to 35 makers the opportunity to take a stand at The Craft Gallery.

Over 500 companies exhibit at Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring each year across a range of products including clothing, textiles, jewellery, fashion accessories etc. The show regularly attracts 4,500 retail buyers from department, multiple, online and independent retail stores at home and abroad, as well as visitor attractions, tourist information and heritage centres, castles, museums and art and craft galleries.

Successful makers benefit from a comprehensive package, including a ready-built stand, carpet and lighting, plus general show marketing.

We are now accepting proposals for Meet Your Maker projects which will take place before March 2018.

Please find more information about The Craft Gallery, including the full criteria and details about how to apply, by downloading our Guidance Pack, available from the Craft Scotland website:
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

If you have any questions about The Craft Gallery then please get in touch with Allyson Gee, Project Assistant, by emailing or phone 0131 466 3870.

Location: Glasgow City

For further information, please contact (Allyson Gee), or call 0131 466 3870, or visit

The deadline is Wednesday 31 May 2017 at 17:00.

Craft Scotland

Crafts / Design / Visual Arts